Tequila Lime Chicken
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Tequila Lime Chicken

This Tequila Lime Chicken is similar to Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken. It's a tasty Tex Mex dinner idea that doubles as your weekly meal prep for easy lunches! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: tequila lime chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 477kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breast cutlets (or 2 chicken breasts sliced in half lengthwise)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tequila
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded tex mex cheese

Mexican rice

  • 1 cup dry white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Options for topping

  • Pico de gallo or salsa
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Jalapeno slices
  • Tortilla strips
  • Lime wedges
  • Sliced avocado

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Mix all ingredients for chicken marinade together and let marinate with chicken in a ziploc bag or bowl for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, make rice by adding all ingredients to a rice cooker.
  • When chicken is ready to cook, add to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. While chicken is cooking, prep toppings.
  • Remove chicken from oven and top with grated cheese, then bake another 10 minutes until cheese is melted and chicken is fully cooked.
  • Top chicken with toppings of choice and serve with Mexican rice. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1305mg | Potassium: 684mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 1485IU | Vitamin C: 11.8mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 2.5mg